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Today's Features

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 11
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club rescheduled May meeting, 5:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.

  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday was 196.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Jacob Hawkey served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Wayne Bergmann
    -Don Blomberg
    -Joey Dyer
    -Robert Runge
    • Those with long-term health concerns:
    -Kevin Courson
    -Mark Dunaway
    -Randy Dorr
    -Stefan Goolsby
    -Donna Oertwig
    -Keith Manley
    -John Stedlin

  • Back Porch Residency Growing
    The mother robin seems to have “opened the door” for other mother birds looking for a safe location in which to hatch and raise their babies – the Homestead back porch (or deck, as Bill refers to it. To me, a deck with a roof is a porch.)

  • The Fayette County Home and Community Education on Saturday presented a program in keeping with child abuse awareness month, with Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith giving child abuse statistics in Fayette County telling of the county’s fight against child abuse, and Dana Andrews sharing the heart-rendering story of her grandson, who still suffers from abuse he received as a very young child.  

  • Small Tornado in St. Peter
    On Saturday evening, a small tornado touched down on the outskirts of St. Peter. It caused some severe damage to a shed at the home of Herschel Ambuehl. Fortunately, no one was injured. Power lines were down, causing a town-wide power outage for the rest of the night, and most of the day on Sunday. The town was at a standstill, even cancelling church! Some roads were flooded and even closed as of Monday morning
    Spends Weekend with Grandparents

  • On the Homestead Back Porch …
    … concern about the various resident wild critters is growing. The mother robin is still holding down the family nest, although our human inhabitant traffic next to it continues.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 4
    • Reznick art show, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fayette County Museum.
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 5:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant. Officers will be installed and dues of $15 for 2017 will be collected.
    Friday, May 5
    • Reznick art show, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fayette County Museum.
    Saturday, May 6
    • Reznick art show, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fayette County Museum.
    Sunday, May 7

  • Update on Mother Robin’s “Squatter’s Rights”
    Mother Robin is firmly ensconced on top of the Homestead back porch light, on the porch wall, right next to the door.
    We figured she would be moving on, as we come and go through that door, but we noticed her taking flight off the nest only a few times at first.
    It concerned us that her eggs many not hatch if she continually left them, but now she seems be used to us and stays on the nest.

  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 164.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Alex Hawkey served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Paul Reynolds and Brien Guy.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Carl Benning
    -Haven Mueller
    -Harry Busse
    -Floyd Oertwig
    • Those with long-term health concerns:
    -Kevin Courson
    -Mark Dunaway
    -Randy Dorr
    -Stefan Goolsby
    -Donna Oertwig
    -Keith Manley

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 27
    • Reznick art show, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fayette County Museum.
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.                            
    Friday, April 28
    • Reznick art show, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fayette County Museum.
    Saturday, April 29
    • Reznick art show, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fayette County Museum.